Friday, 1 May 2015

OUTFIT POST: Universal

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style
Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style

I never know what to wear to amusement parks. Striking a balance between style, comfort and something that won't fly up or twist on rides is an effort in itself.

When shooting Universal Studios street style, it was refreshing to see how other park goers were dressed. Some people rocked the theme park merch from Hello Kitty printed tees to dramatic top hats and lace bows.

But the one thing that surprised me were the friends and couples wearing matchy matchy outfits. Yep, fully coordinated looks - sometimes head to toe or matching the top or bottom half. Coincidentally, Marvic linked me a Refinery29 video called 'How Korean Couples Do PDA'. It explained this modern trend in the context of Korean youth culture and how it's a material representation of affection. In Universal Osaka I asked some coordinated groups and couples why they matched.
Conclusion? It was mainly a way to show friendship or unity and because it's so much easier to find each other.

For me though, it was a jeans, boots and jacket kinda day. Frankly I'm not brave enough to try this matchy matchy trend. And who was there for me to match with? My little sister?

(For more on Japan ... check out the VLOG & LOOKBOOK)

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style
Killing it in novelty top hats.

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
These chicks are just wearing their school uniform #thatbowthough

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
The hat. The sunnies. The jumper. Everything ON POINT!

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
Team Hello Kitty 

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
Relationship Goals

Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan, Personal Style, Gestuz, Rag & Bone, Jeans, Mink Pink, Lost in Translation, Bronx Boots, Chicwish backpack, black bag, Primped and Primed, Sharon Jiang, street style, Hello Kitty, couples style, Matchy Matchy style, travel, Japanese people, Japanese students
Rocking the head to toe white #koolkids





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Friday, 24 April 2015

UPDATE: YouTubers?

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We're not going to start with excuses.

Yes it has been four months since we tended to our online baby but just hear us out.

Our absence from the site doesn't mean we were jumping on clouds eating fairy floss and popcorn. 
It wasn't easy to stare at our malnourished blog feed while other projects got in the way.

During the past few months, Marvic and I moved from photography and writing to videography.
We directed all our energy to tripods and iMovie (yeah, we're basic like that) and started a YOUTUBE channel.

It has taken us this long to find our footing but from now on we'll be making fashion videos alongside shooting photos and writing content.

Under the same name as the blog, Primped and Primed, here are some film stills of our recent work.

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Valentines Day Lookbook




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Steal Their Style: Christian Grey - Fifty Shades of Grey Lookbook
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#Unidays Ep. 3 
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Boho Festival Lookbook 
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Summer 2015 Lookbook
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Japan Lookbook 
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#Unidays Ep 1
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Night Out Lookbook 
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Boho Festival Lookbook
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

'Pacific Getaway' Lookbook

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué
For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué









For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué










For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué













For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué













For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué

For Love & Lemons, Spring 2015, Pacific Getaway lookbook, Hawaii, holiday, tropical, sheer, lace, appliqué












Picture Source: http://forloveandlemons.com

All I want is an adventure like this - endless days exploring forest lakes and lonely beaches. Where time constraints don't exist and neither do hair straighteners. Wet hair simply air dried by the breeze and your skin washed clean with the salt and sand.

Perhaps this For Love and Lemons lookbook captured my summer longing for road trips. Or maybe I'm just sucked into their Spring 2015 collection. Honestly I too want to jump into rock pools with sheer mesh clinging to legs. They do the appliqué and sheer-cross-lace placement so well - as if it's light enough to float.

P.S. Our apologies on the lack of outfit posts, we will be shooting soon but we've been quite busy filming our YouTube style videos. You know how it is: new year, new projects.

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